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It has always been about the Empire of Bases -- just like the encirclement of Iran; just like the "pivot" to Asia translating into encirclement of China; just like encircling Russia with bases and "missile defense." Over the Kremlin's collective dead body, of course.
Powerful story, but not a true one: Using a Widow's False Memory to Stir Up Hatred for Imprisoned Man and Obama Nominee
A false story about Mumia has been used by Sen. Toomey, with help from Sen. Casey, to derail Obama's choice of a good man to head the Justice Dept's Civil Rights Division, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff
Bible-thumpers and bullets, they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like bread and butter. Like Republicans and corruption. A clever Kentucky Baptist church has found a way to gather lost little lambs with itchy trigger fingers -- by delivering them to Jesus on the barrel of a gun.
there are no good options. Aside from launching a full-blown ground war, which nobody wants, Obama is just going to have to suck it up and move on, because, at the end of the day, Moscow's still going to control the Crimea and Obama and his EU collaborators are still going to be stuck with a broken, underwater province run by technocrats, kleptocrats, and neo-Nazi, clownshoes politicos.
Let's name some names. The Democrats voting not to confirm Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division were Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), John Walsh (Mont.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Bob Casey (Pa.) and Chris Coons (Del.). Here's what they have in common. They disgraced themselves, their party, and most importantly the bedrock Constitutional principle that a defendant
If too many people get sucked in by the current, distorted media coverage of events unfolding now in Ukraine, then there---s a good chance life will get very ugly for a lot of innocent people, since one of the logical end points is the use of nuclear weapons. Everyone in power knows that---s a potential reality, but the urge to demagogue the Russians is presently overwhelming honesty and caution.
The U.S. Senate vote to reject President Obama's nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department trashed the 'rule of law' and established a dangerous climate for lawyers contemplating handling contentious cases.
Official Washington and its compliant mainstream news media operate with a convenient situational ethics when it comes to the principles of international law and non-intervention in sovereign states. The rules apply only when they---re convenient, explains Robert Parry.
Current state of affairs regarding the corrupt justice system in Alabama. Unlawful arrest of blogger; Roger Shuler and his current incarceration.
Part I: The Wolves of Psycho Street: America---s Economic Enslavement by the Psychopathic Corporate Elite
"Has corporate culture now de-evolved to such a degree where psychopathology has been legalized and above the law?" Read Part 1 of Richard Gale and Gary Null's two-part article.
Why would a 24 year old woman deserve the power and influence of being a billionaire? There is no good reason... though there's no reason any billionaire should wield such power.
Incriminating footprints in Ukraine look all too familiar, from Secretary of State John Kerry's complete lack of credibility on international law to phony democrats like the National Endowment of Democracy, conservative warmongers like John McCain, and neocon interventionists like Robert Kagan and his wife Victoria Nuland, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs.
Eureka, I've nailed it!--here's a brief, convincing "executive summary" of why America's now a fascist nation. However free daily life now seems, we're systematically crippling the dissent DESPERATELY needed to break the grip of propaganda paving the way for ATROCITIES. This is the central, deeply pernicious feature of fascism today's United States shares with ALL historic fascist regimes.
What has happened in Ukraine is that Washington plotted against and overthrew an elected legitimate government and then lost control to neo-nazis who are threatening the large Russian population in southern and eastern Ukraine, provinces that formerly were part of Russia. These threatened Russians have appealed for Russia's help, and just like the Russians in South Ossetia, they will receive Russia's help.
Daniel Patrick Welch tries to find a silver lining in the Ukraine crisis. Maybe, just maybe, this will be the last straw for a world weary of constant US wars, 'color revolutions,' and coups.
Asian American Film Lab Brings Its Original Programming to NYC Media TV!
Tiger Woods has lost his status as 'golf great'.
Is this the height of hypocrisy or what? Secretary of State John Kerry condemned Russia---s military intervention into Ukraine and called it ---an incredible act of aggression.--- Further, he said, "You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text.---
Good luck betting against the onslaught of bad news bears. Even shaky optimists are dismissed as naive or foolish, sell-outs who mine the few tarnished valuables from establishment rubble. Yet, I fear online sites are coming to ape blood-curdling local TV newscasts teeming with school shootings, infamous felonies or systemic disintegration.
At last, a man in the philosophy department at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Michael Tooley, speaks out about the administration's bullying by posting relevant documents. On Jan. 31, 2014, the administration made public (online) a sensationalistic report about the philosophy department written by three women from the American Philosophical Association. The report then received widespread media attention.